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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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New Orleans, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
  • Riverboat harbor cruise
  • See the bustling activity of America's second largest port
  • Select option to add on a delicious tableside meal for mid-day departure
  • View the skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the decks or climate-controlled comfort of the riverboat

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With an optional tableside lunch, this daytime cruise on an authentic steamboat is a hit with families.
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2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
Live Commentary Onboard
Live Jazz Music
Creole Tableside Lunch (if option selected)
Local Taxes
Gratuities

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Guarantee a spot on this popular cruise by booking a ticket in advance. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful riverboat. The historic vessel particularly appeals to boat enthusiasts and history buffs, who can linger over the vintage decor.

Stroll the deck as the riverboat begins its cruise along the Mississippi River. Then, find a seat in the cabin or outside, where you can admire unobstructed views of the striking ‘Crescent City’ shoreline and enjoy live jazz music. Learn some riverside history as you pass sites like the Chalmette Battlefield, where the famous pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte teamed with Andrew Jackson to defeat British invaders in the Battle of New Orleans. 

Purchase an optional tableside lunch to sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare, from cornmeal-crusted fish and red beans and rice to Natchez’s signature bread pudding and fresh fruit. Coffee and tea are included with your lunch, or you may purchase adult beverages.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee!
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Steamboat NATCHEZ
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz, craft cocktails and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat addition to our family. You also have the option to add on a delicious lunch. The Riverboat “CITY of NEW ORLEANS,” uniquely New Orleans - welcome aboard!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where the legendary Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defend the city against the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • The riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If it is a misty/drizzly day, get in line early to find a seat inside or in a covered area." See review
  • "If traveling with young children, you may want to take noise-cancelling earphones, as the horn that sounds upon leaving port, re-entering, or passing another boat is very loud, jolting, and prolonged." See review
  • "Long line - get there early to get a seat facing the port" See review

Reviews

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1,431 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-5
Highly recommend
Scotty_L
, Nov 2020
Really enjoyed the music - the captain was full of information- it was a very good experience. Great way to spend an afternoon
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star-5
Best most relaxing way to view the Mississippi as well as get some history
Nate_K
, Nov 2020
This was my favorite thing we did in New Orleans. Don’t bother with the meal service just bored pick a good spot and just relax and enjoy the Mississippi. The live jazz music adds a whole other level to it.
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star-5
Must do experience 😁
Tamra_M
, Nov 2020
The food was amazing, the music was great, they took requests, the boat tour informative and the crew very accommodating. It was an amazing experience and the highlight of my vacation.
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Cruising on a steamboat
Jenn_G
, Nov 2020
Relaxing cruise! Just what we needed on a day full of adventure! Enjoyed the band and the information!
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Riverboat
Trisha_M
, Nov 2020
Excellent excursion explaining the history of New Orleans. The crew was very good! Enjoyed the music and Natchez punch.
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Witts
Steven_W
, Nov 2020
The ship was clean and a very smooth ride. The drinks were cold and the the music was great. We had a great experience and would recommend to friends and family traveling to New Orleans.
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star-1
Bad food
Melissa_d
, Nov 2020
The food was horrible, probably the worst I ever had to be honest ,me and my wife had 3 bites of our food ,threw away the rest ,I would a refund on the food part of the boat ride,If it was a restaurant we would have just left
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none
, Nov 2020
It wasn't. We cancelled 2 days before because of hurricane Zeta, but no refund from Viator. Out 120.00!
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Cruising through Pandemic
JSB
, Nov 2020
The cruise was great, the boat was clean / covid sensitive, lunch was pre-packaged. The staff was incredibly friendly, social distancing was in place, we had a great time!
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Fun
alice_C
, Oct 2020
The boat ride was spectacular. Well worth the time and money. Only don’t forget to get your printed tickets at the booth across the way from the boat. It was pouring rain and we had to take the long walk back and forth. We were really mad.
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